- The Showgrounds (Ballymena)
stadium_name = Ballymena Showgrounds
Ballymena, Northern Ireland
opened = 1903
last renovated = 2002
Ballymena Borough Council
surface = Grass pitch
former_names = none
Ballymena United F.C. Wakehurst F.C.
seating_capacity = 5,000
The Ballymena Showgrounds is a football stadium in
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is home to Ballymena United F.C.and Wakehurst F.C.. It is owned by Ballymena Borough Council. In addition to men's soccer a variety of other sports and events are held at the stadium and surrounding facilities, including women's soccer, field hockey, and stock car racingFact|date=May 2008.
The stadium was redeveloped in 2001 at a cost of £3m. This reconstruction included the building of a new stand and new dressing room facilities. The new stand added an additional 1,800 seats which brings the total seated capacity to 3,200. Some additional standing space around the ground brings the total capacity to over 5,000.
Since the redevelopment The Showgrounds has been viewed as one of the most modern and well equipped stadiums in Northern IrelandFact|date=May 2008.
Warden Street Stand
O'kanes superior chicken!!!!
Home to ReservesThirds
Home to Broadway Celtic AFC http://www.broadwayceltic.net
tock Car Racing
* [http://home.online.no/~smogols/ifcp/clubs/ballymenaunited/galleryballymenaunited.htm IFCP photos from The Ballymena Showgrounds]
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